Edmonds & Mountlake Terrace Recreation Program Guide

Summer 2016

This guide is a collaborative Parks and Recreation publication by the cities of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. We invite you to participate in our recreation programs, enjoy our parks and realize for yourself their positive influences.

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Register now! Call 425.771.0230 • edmonds 35 EnviRonMEnT gRoW gREaT ToMaToEs in THE PaciFic noRTHWEsT ink you can't grow great tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest? ink again! Learn techniques that will result in a bountiful and tasty summer harvest. You'll also learn which varieties grow best, and take home a plant that is perfectly adapted to our climate. $5 materials fee payable to instructor. Instructor, Laura Matter. ◆ 21186 5/11 W 6:30-8:30pm *$25/$27 PEsT ManagEMEnT in THE suMMER gaRdEn Learn how to identify and treat common garden pests and diseases with a minimum of effort and no harsh chemicals. Learn how to increase diversity in your garden to keep your plants healthy and pest-resistant. Instructor, Laura Matter. ◆ 21193 6/25 Sat 10am-Noon *$25/$27 inTRoducTion To ETHnoboTany Explore the historic and cultural significance of common Pacific Northwest plants in the "Place of Medicine" ethnobotanical garden at Gold Park. Emphasis on identification and traditional use of common forest herbs, shrubs, and trees. Meet at Gold Park, 6421 200th St SW in Lynnwood. Families welcome! Instructor, Pamela Bond of the Snohomish Tribe. ◆ 21213 7/20 W 6-7:30pm *$16/$18 naTuRE biRds oF THE EdMonds MaRsH & sHoRELinE Discover the birds of the Edmonds Marsh and shoreline. We'll learn all about the life history of the birds in a classroom setting, then head out for a field trip to see the birds in their natural habitat. Classroom portion meets at the Frances Anderson Center, field trip portion meets at the Edmonds Marsh. 10% discount when registering for both sessions. Instructor, Candy Brown. ◆ 20997 Classroom only 5/3 Tu 6:30-8pm $16/$18 ◆ 20998 Field trip only 5/7 Sat 8-9:30am $16/$18 ◆ 20999 Classroom & field trip $29/$32 songbiRds FoR sEnioRs From hummingbirds and chickadees to robins and crows, we will explore the most common songbirds in our area. We will also listen to the songs they sing! Instructor, Candy Brown. ◆ 21215 5/27 F 10-11am *$16/$18 FaMiLy FoREsT Fun days! ✸ Have fun learning as a family while exploring the forested habitats of Yost Park through interactive games, crafts, and outdoor exploration! Grab your 'Explorer Kit' to find out what's hiding in a rotting log or watching you from the trees above. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Parents attend for free, 10% discount for siblings. Taught by Discovery Programs staff. ◆ 21001 5/21 Sat 10:30am-12pm *$10/$11 HuMMingbiRds! Learn about our smallest birds with an emphasis on identification, their unique reproductive habits, and foolproof ways to attract them. ese beautiful, feisty little creatures are great pollinators and fun to observe. Instructor, Candy Brown. ◆ 20990 6/7 Tu 7-8pm $16/18 new! new! new! new! new! gET invoLvEd! Join us as a voLunTEER bEacH docEnT! Work side-by-side with Ranger Naturalists to educate the public about the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary this summer. Training starts in May. Call 425.771.0227 to learn more. Join THE FLock FoR biRd FEsT 2016! Volunteer for one of Edmonds most exciting summer events! e Bird Fest Planning Committee is looking for help. Call 425.771.0227. PubLic bEacH WaLks – FREE! Free! Explore the intertidal life of the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary during a one-hour low tide walk with a Ranger Naturalist. Meet at Olympic Beach Visitor Station. Call 425.771.0227 for more information. ◆ 6/18 Sat 10-11am ◆ 7/23 Sat 1:30-2:30pm ◆ 8/19 Fri Noon-1pm FREE! uRban agRicuLTuRE RaisE youR oWn Mason bEEs ese prolific pollinators are easy to raise, gentle, fun to watch, and will increase your garden's potential. Learn how easy and inexpensive they are to raise and manage. Instructor, Todd Brown. ◆ 21002 5/17 Tu 6:45-8pm *$16/$18 WaTERsHEd Fun FaiR see page 38. MoonLigHT bEacH advEnTuRE see page 38. gRouP LoW-TidE bEacH WaLks Discover the treasure of Edmonds beaches with a Ranger Naturalist guided beach walk. Call 425.771.0227 to register. Fee: $69 up to 30 people.

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